Deciphering Chinese strategic deception: the middle kingdom's first aircraft carrier

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Authors
Kong, Eu Yen
Yu, Kuei-Lin
Subjects
China
Deception
Maritime
Strategy
Navy
Aircraft Carrier
Liaoning
PLA
PLAN
Advisors
Rothstein, Hy
Date of Issue
2013-06
Date
Jun-13
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The thesis examines China's employment of strategic deception in the acquisition and development of its first aircraft carrier the Liaoning in 2012. By examining China's national goals, strategy and propensity to employ deception, this thesis aims to: 1. Explain how China's national goals and strategy drove it to develop an aircraft carrier. 2. Explain the aircraft carriers role in China's maritime strategy. 3. Explain how China employed deception in the acquisition and development of the aircraft carrier. 4. Assess the implications of China's use of strategic deception in developing its first aircraft carrier. 5. Assess the future role of China's first aircraft carrier.
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Defense Analysis (DA)
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